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Logo DRISTAN* DECONGESTANT NASAL MIST (SOLUTION)

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S2

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

DRISTAN* DECONGESTANT NASAL MIST (SOLUTION)

COMPOSITION:
Each 1 mL of solution contains:
       
Phenylephrine HCl        5 mg
       
Pheniramine Maleate        2 mg

PRESERVATIVES:
        Benzalkonium Chloride        0,02%
        Thiomersalate        0,002%
        all in aqueous solution isotonic with the mucosa.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A.16.1 Nasal Decongestants.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Dristan* Decongestant Nasal Mist contains a decongestant, as well as an antihistamine.

INDICATIONS:
Dristan* Decongestant Nasal Mist is indicated for the symptomatic relief of hayfever, sinus congestion, and head colds.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Previous hypersensitivity to any of the constituents.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults and children over the age of 6 years:
1.        .The DRISTAN* squeeze-bottle only works correctly when it is held upright and squeezed quickly and firmly. Keep head in normal upright position.

2.        .Hold DRISTAN* nozzle loosely to nostril for effective spraying action.

3.        .To spray, squeeze bottle once or twice into each nostril, and sniff in. Repeat every three hours as necessary.

4.        In stubborn cases, follow the above directions, wait a few minutes, and gently blow nose to clear mucous. Re-apply spray after half hour.

Children:
For children under the age of 6 years, consult your doctor.
DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
When used as directed, side-effects are rarely encountered.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
There is a possibility of overdosage in children which may produce sedation - to be treated symptomatically.

IDENTIFICATION:
Dristan* Decongestant Nasal Mist is a clear, colourless liquid with a characteristic aromatic odour.

PRESENTATION:
Dristan* Decongestant Nasal Mist is available in 15 mL and 30 mL plastic squeeze bottles.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a cool place (below 25 °), away from direct sunlight. Replace the cap properly after use.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REFERENCE NUMBER:
H.1495 (Act 101/1965).

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
S.A.D SELF MEDICATION [PTY] LIMITED
(Co. Reg. No. 92/04769/07)
Robbie de Lange Road, Wilsonia, EAST LONDON 5201

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
September 1977

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